3 days / 3 events at FB Gallery
To celebrate the impending end of FB Gallery at its current location in Tribeca, we are organizing three last events:
1. SARAVAH, Umbanda in multimedia.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:15pm
The Saravah exhibit is an experience of fascinating Afro-Brazilian Umbanda rituals as seen by three acclaimed Brazilian photographers. The images are projected onto inflatable structures especially created for the event.
Umbanda is a unique Brazilian syncretic religion born in Rio de Janeiro over a century ago. It absorbed African cults of possessions, Catholic elements, Spiritism of Allan Kardec, Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Kabbalah. Mel Alexenberg in his ‘Educating artists for the future’ concludes, ‘Umbanda reveals isomorphisms and similarities between so many cultures that it can be seen as exemplar of coexistence.’
The exhibition is organized by Ticún Brasil/תיקון ברזיל in collaboration with FB Gallery and the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts.
UMBANDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
Marcello Vitorino, Santo André, SP
Daniel Protzner, Belo Horizonte
A pandilla, photo collective from Rio de Janeiro
LIVE PERFORMANCE by Café da Silva (Umbanda percussion).
Edson Aparecido da Silva, aka Café, played with Mick Jagger, David Byrne and Harry Belafonte, among many others. His dedication to the drums began at the age of 8 when he became fascinated by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms he heard and felt at the Umbanda meetings which he attended with his parents.
2. TAPES, a solo show of new works by Miljan SuknovicThursday, Sept. 27, 7pm (Works on view until Sept.30)
FB Gallery in collaboration with Slag Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Miljan Suknovic. On view will be a range of new works on paper and canvas in which Suknovic continues to translate color and line into luminous and flawlessly calibrated abstractions. Suknovic’s technique is straightforward— by using a brush and masking tape he moves color around in controlled areas. Sometimes the tape has been previously painted and used to create other art works. It
then returns to blank paper and creates a new original pictorial concept. Suknovic creates a spectacle of great beauty, in which the painting alternately offers resistance to the eye or pulls the viewer into glowing fields of brilliant depth.
Miljan Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade, Prague, Florence (graduated 2005), Hamburg (DAAD Scholarship for Artist) and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, Germany and the US. His first solo show in America was held at the Union Gallery New York in 2008. He has also created large scale mural paintings in Florence and Bologna. He currently lives and works in New York.
and last but not least:
3. BLUE TECHNO - - - - -> EXIT Dance Party
Friday, Sept. 28, 9pm
Come dance to the sick sounds of hi-energy techno beats for the EXIT party of FB Gallery. Music by three acclaimed DJs:
Dave Ruff (NYC):
Silicon Syndicate (Icarus Creation, NYC):
Suggested donation of $15 at door (to cover bar and other expenses)
Nova Mitologia by Antonio Bokel, 2011
Own four rare woodcut prints by Brazilian artist Antonio Bokel from his series Nova Mitologia. Inspired by the Brazilian religion Umbanda, Nova Mitologia consist of nine unique black and red woodcut prints on cotton paper (12” x 9” each; 1/10 edition). For a limited time we offer these four beautiful woodcut prints together for $1400 (each piece is worth $450 on its own.) Email FB Gallery at email@example.com for more info or visit our online store at http://goodsie.com/store/fbgallery/antonio-bokel
For more info on Umbanda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbanda
Great artworks from rising Brazilian artist Rodrigo Martins: The Bicycle Series, 2011. Mixed media on canvas, 40cm X 40cm. Available online (click on picture for more details)
Beautiful (and affordable!) woodcut prints by Brazilian artist Tiago Gualberto available online at the FB Gallery store! Click on picture to be directed to the link.
Thank you all for coming en force to the vernissage of On Going, a group show of 13 talented up and coming Brazilian artists curated by Mariana Azevedo.
FB Gallery presents On Going an exhibition curated by Mariana Azevedo. The exhibition opens June 13th, 7 to 9pm and will be on display through June 17th.
Mariana Azevedo brings together thirteen young Brazilian artists who came to New York to develop and deepen their personal artistic practices. Connected at first mainly by their common nationality, their relationship intensified as they started to discuss the challenge of being an artist and a foreigner in a different culture.
All the artworks presented in the exhibition were created in New York and all types of medium are represented, from photography to site-specific installation. On Going reveals the creative flow and continuing production of these emerging artists: Patricia Bomeny, Morena Buser, Ana Carranca, Dan de Carvalho, Janina Clara, Sylvia Jorge, Paula Lobo, Samuel Mendes, Dani Moura, Flavia Palladino, Gustavo Prado, Verena Smit and Helena Wolfenson.
The exhibition is still going on (until march 30). Come visit FB gallery in Tribeca and check the Rodrigo Martins’ work in person; it’s much more impressive than on a tiny screen…
Forest by Rodrigo Martins. At FB gallery until March 30. (368 Broadway #209, NYC, www.fbgallery.net)
Come see the epic Lovers Triptych by Antonio Bokel at the 5th anniversary of Beleza at LPR this Saturday, and dance to the best Brazilian beats in NYC! More info at http://www.belezanyc.com/